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For Immediate Release:  
For Further Information Contact:
June 29, 2005

Office of The Attorney General
- Peter C. Harvey, Attorney General

 

Lee Moore
609-292-4791
Capt. Albert Della Fave
609-882-2000 ext. 6514

 

MEDIA ADVISORY for June 30th Event
AG Harvey to Announce Results of Comprehensive Survey on Street Gangs
Takes Place at Noon, Thursday, June 30, 2005

WHAT:
Attorney General Peter C. Harvey will announce and discuss the results of a 2004 State Police survey on street gang activity that indicates, through statistical and anecdotal evidence, that gang activity in New Jersey is on the rise, including in suburban municipalities often perceived to be untouched by gang presence. Conducted by the State Police Gang Bureau and Analytical Support Unit, the survey is based on responses by 91 percent of the state’s 479 full-time municipal police departments, and is the most comprehensive law enforcement study of the street gang problem in New Jersey to date.

WHEN:
Noon, Thursday, June 30, 2005

WHO:

  • Attorney General Peter C. Harvey
  • State Police Superintendent Col. Joseph R. Fuentes
  • Division of Criminal Justice Director Vaughn L. McKoy
  • Dr. Duane Dyson, Chairman of the Violence Prevention Institute
  • Dr. Robert Johnson, Chairman of Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Chairman of the National Institutes of Health’s Adolescent Violence Committee

WHERE:
Division of Criminal Justice Training/Conference Room
5th Floor , Hughes Justice Complex
125 Market Street, Trenton

VISUALS:
Copies of “Gangs, Guns and Drugs,” a public awareness video commissioned by Attorney General Harvey and focused on the street gang problem, will be available.

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